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Paris Hilton is suing Hallmark for this card
Paris Hilton is suing Hallmark for this card

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!

IN ALL OF THE United States you’ll find only five three-star eateries, according to the Michelin Guide to exceptional restaurants. Three in New York City, one in San Francisco and the latest winner, Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 100-year-old guide’s highest rating is defined as “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.” If you can’t get a reservation at the best, try one of the three two-star brasseries Alex, Guy Savoy or Picasso.

WHAT’S THE PENALTY for driving your car into a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip? Well, if you’re Stephen M. Ressa, life in prison without parole. He drove his car onto the sidewalk in front of Paris and Bally’s, killing three and injuring 11.

HOT OR NOT ... Paris Hilton is suing Hallmark Cards Inc. for trademark infringement,saying they used her image and trademark without her permission (and, more importantly, without paying for it). The card featured an image of the celebutant and her trademarked slogan “That’s Hot!”

IT’S SNOWING at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall ... the Mystic Falls Indoor Park’s tree-lined walkways are covered in lights and holiday decorations. And there’s a free show called the Winter Wonderland Spectacular that’s complete with gently falling snow.

ALSO IN TOWN for tonight’s Sam Boyd Hotels 2007 mahalo party, chairman and CEO of the Boyd Gaming company, Bill Boyd.

FREDERICK “ERIC"NARCISO turned $10 into a World Series of Poker Championship. The Orleans dealer won his WSOP seat by winning the annual Boyd Gaming Casino Employee satellite tournament and then winning the Casino Employee No-Limit Hold ‘em Event at the Rio for a WSOP bracelet and $100,000.

Heidi Fleiss
Heidi Fleiss

FIRST IT WAS toys and now it’s ... poker chips.An independent lab has discovered that chips manufactured by Paulson contain high levels of lead.Some samples exceeded the federal limits by more than 160 times with a lead content level of 45 percent, and these chips are found in 75 percent of all casinos. All the more reason to wash your hands after playing (especially before eating) and locking your chip collection away from the keiki.

HEIDI FLEISS has opened her first Laundromat in Nye County, Nev. Now that Dirty Laundry is open,the former Hollywood madam says plans for Heidi’s Stud Farm (a male brothel) continue on track.

BECAUSE OF A lack of visitor participation, promoters of the Vegas Grand Prix have bid aloha to the three-day Easter festival that included concerts, poker tournaments, extreme sports events and a race on downtown streets.

AT THIS WEEK’S G2E gaming expo in Las Vegas, some new table games from Shuffle Master were on display, including Three Card Draw Poker, where each player gets a “draw” card that can replace any of your first three cards, and Five Card Omaha Poker, where players are dealt four cards combined with three action cards to make the best five-card poker hand.

COMING SOON to a casino near you ... Star Craps, an electronic multi-player craps game and card shufflers that can verify when it deals a winning hand ... no more waiting for an hour to get paid.

GILBERT AHLO of Kaneohe won $6,000, and Loralei Go of Kaneohe won $25,000 from the machines at the Main Street, and Sandra Vincent of Honolulu won $7,000 playing KENO!


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